JAKARTA - Coffeebeerian is a small joint that only serves what it is most passionate about; handcrafted coffee and handcrafted beer, and they are very serious about both.
Every week, the choice of coffee beans and beer selections on the menu changes. There are two types of each served a week.
When it comes to coffee, it always makes sure that the coffee beans used support less-renowned, but equally talented coffee farmers from around the country.
The single origins are rather unusual, even for Indonesians. They come from places such as Malabar in West Java, Pagar Alam in Sumatra, Enrekang in Sulawesi, Kintamani in Bali, Wamena in Papua, Bajawa in Flores, Gayo in Aceh and even Sipirok in Sumatra.
But no matter which part of Indonesia the coffee beans come from, all these single origins involve natural processes only. The ripened cherry fruit gets picked, peeled, and fermented without going through the grinding process.
Regarding beer, the homebrewed beer line consists of Jakarta Pride, India Pale Ale, Brown Wheat, Cider, Porter, Russian Stout and Belgian Strong Ale; all are very tasty and worth a try.
But, of course, a visit to Coffeebeerian would not be complete without having tasted their delicious Black Pony; the coffee mixed with beer.
The Black Pony's recipe is quite interesting and the results are fascinating. It combines espresso made with the coffee beans of the week, stout beer, and a little touch of mint to balance it all.
You might be wondering how they came up with such a crazy idea? Well, it was simply by looking at its customers who tend to be quite indecisive.
The number of people contemplating between ordering a good cup of coffee or a nicely chilled beer was so high that it decided to make a drink out of the combination of both.
The concept of Coffeebeerian is definitely unique, combining both the benefits of a nice coffee shop with those of a beer stall.
It is one of those hangouts that immediately makes you feel at home. Nothing fancy - just a good crowd and a very relaxing atmosphere.
Prices are reasonable too, ranging from Rp 20,000 (S$2.10) to Rp 58,000 for a drink.
So are you a coffeebeerian? Head to Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 8A to find out. It is open every day from 9 a.m. until midnight.
Or, from late February onward, just turn the corner to Jl. Panglima Polim 4 No. 14, where Coffeebeerian is set to move, maintaining the same ideology, of course.